Vladimir Putin’s accusations about Poland being responsible for the Second World War are a part of a broader plan of attacking Poland to isolate it from Western Europe and to facilitate Russian influence, claims Law and Justice party (PiS) MEP Jacek Saryusz-Wolski.
Last week the Russian president criticized the September resolution of the European Parliament concerning the outbreak of the Second World War, which laid equal blame on Germany and Russia for starting World War ll. Putin also claimed that the reason for the conflict was not the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact of 1939, but the 1938 Munich Agreement between Germany and Great Britain.
Saryusz-Wolski explained that Putin’s claims were well-thought-out and were meant to achieve a certain goal. He does not believe the statements come from any “frustrations” of the Russian president but are instead a part of a savvy campaign directed against Poland.
“Although warily, I would look for a long-term geopolitical game in this, meant to pit Western and Central-Eastern Europe against each other,” the MEP warned.
He referred to the Russian idea that Poland is “something weird” and “has no right” to exist between Russia and Western Europe. Saryusz-Wolski called it a part of hybrid and information warfare being conducted by Russia.